Mrs. Ruth Helen Manuel, 96, of Inverness, FL passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in Lecanto. She was born on June 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Claude and Irene King.
Mrs. Manuel moved to Citrus County from Boynton Beach, FL in 1998. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Inverness. Her hobbies included bowling, gardening, walking and biking.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Manuel; the father of her children, Jack Powell; a son, Claude Douglas; her four sisters, Dorothy, Thelma, Geraldine and Arlene; and three brothers, Charles, Duke and Claude; and a grandson, Vincent.
Survivors include a son, Jack Powell and his wife Elsie of Selbyville, DE; two daughters, Judith Lovejoy and her husband Norman of Floral City, FL and Linda Graybill and Gregory Wood of Crystal River, FL; as well as 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
A Funeral Service for Mrs. Manuel will be held at 12:00 Noon, Friday, January 4, 2019 at Heinz Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mrs. Manuel will be laid to rest next to her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.